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The Resource The people's network : the political economy of the telephone in the Gilded Age, Robert MacDougall

The people's network : the political economy of the telephone in the Gilded Age, Robert MacDougall

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The people's network : the political economy of the telephone in the Gilded Age
Title
The people's network
Title remainder
the political economy of the telephone in the Gilded Age
Statement of responsibility
Robert MacDougall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The People's Network reconstructs the story of the telephone's contentious beginnings, exploring the interplay of political economy, business strategy, and social practice in the creation of modern North American telecommunications. Drawing from government documents in the United States and Canada, independent telephone journals and publications, and the archives of regional Bell operating companies and their rivals, Robert MacDougall locates the national debates over the meaning, use, and organization of the telephone industry as a turning point in the history of information networks. The competing businesses represented dueling political philosophies: regional versus national identity and local versus centralized power. Although independent telephone companies did not win their fight with big business, they fundamentally changed the way telecommunications were conceived."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
PU/DLC
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacDougall, Robert
Dewey number
384.60973/09041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American business, politics, and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Telephone and Telegraph Company
  • Bell Canada
  • American Telephone and Telegraph Company
  • Bell Canada
  • Telephone
  • Telephone
  • Telephone companies
  • Telephone companies
  • Telephone
  • Telephone
  • Telephone
  • Telephone companies
  • Telephone
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Telefon
  • Telefongesellschaft
  • Politik
  • USA
  • Kanada
Label
The people's network : the political economy of the telephone in the Gilded Age, Robert MacDougall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn842880502
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780812245691
Lccn
2013031255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)842880502
Label
The people's network : the political economy of the telephone in the Gilded Age, Robert MacDougall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn842880502
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780812245691
Lccn
2013031255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)842880502

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